John Asbury Murphy

1850–1927 (Age 77)
Missouri, United States

The Life of John Asbury

When John Asbury Murphy was born on 3 March 1850, in Missouri, United States, his father, Thomas Languard Murphy, was 23 and his mother, Eliza Heart, was 21. He married Martha Jane White on 12 May 1884. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico Territory, United States in 1910 and Ward Six, Washington, Louisiana, United States in 1920. He died on 28 September 1927, in Washington, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Smith Cemetery, Washington, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Asbury Murphy
Martha Jane White
Marriage: 12 May 1884
Eliza Murphy
Daniel R Murphy
John Oden Murphy
James Murphy
Henry A Murphy
Oma Aline Murphy

Spouse & Children

12 May 1884
Carroll, Arkansas, United States


  • Eliza Murphy


  • Daniel R Murphy


  • John Oden Murphy


  • James Murphy


  • Male1898–1968Male

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World Events (8)


Age 10

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 11

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 22

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea-warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John A Murphy in household of John O Murphy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John A Murphy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Murphy, "United States Census, 1900"

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